PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Thursday, May 9, Crystal Bay C & A – Stableford
There were 18 starters for the day’s competition at the ever-popular Crystal Bay Golf Course and they assembled at The Growling Swan eager to hit the road. There was a very good contingent of Growling Swan Delinquents and in fact they had one of the two mini vans reserved specifically for themselves (it’s always better to keep them separate from our non-delinquent golfers!)
Departing the GS 5 minutes early at 8.25 am on a warm sunny morning there was only light traffic which made the journey just 45 minutes. The first four-ball got away 15 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.45 am and as usual the course was in tip top condition with the greens quite fast & tricky for some.
Ebrahim (left) & Paul Hack.
There were some pretty good scores posted but just 4 golfers managed to play better than their handicap. It was a humid day with a drop of rain before the start and later on thunder could be heard but no more rain eventuated.
As a result of the small field we had just the one grade with six podium places and 4 nearest the pins & longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.
Continuing his winning form was Paul Hack who won the day with a fine 42 points, 2 points ahead of Ebrahim in second place. There was a count back for third & fourth with 2 golfers on 37 points resulting in Sandy “Leiperfrog” Leiper just pipping Fred Dineley. Sal Brizzi finished in fifth spot with 35 points, 1 point ahead of 6th place-getter Alain “Inspector Clouseau”.
1st Paul Hack (13) 42pts
2nd Ebrahim (15) 40pts
3rd Sandy Leiper (34) 37pts
4th Fred Dineley (27) 37pts
5th Sal Brizzi (7) 35pts
6th Alain Taddei (17) 34pts
Near Pins: C4 – Paul Hack, C7 – Alain Taddei, A8 – Fred Dineley.
Long Putts: C9 – Shane Young, A9 – Shane Young
The Growling Swan NAGA Award, (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day and discreetly their score is not made public) was once again won by Growling Swan Mine Host Peter Grey who naturally wore the NAGA Cap with distinction in the bar afterwards.
Note: Growling Swan Golf, the home of friendly golf in Pattaya welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@ gmail.com.